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The prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
Adult Nonfiction JC143 .M38 2003

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ContentsPage
Chronologyp. ix
Mapp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Further Readingp. xxx
Translator's Notep. xxxii
Letter to the Magnificent Lorenzo de Medicip. 3
I. - How many kinds of principality there are and the ways in which they are acquiredp. 7
II. - Hereditary principalitiesp. 7
III. - Composite principalitiesp. 8
IV. - Why the kingdom of Darius conquered by Alexander did not rebel against his successors after his deathp. 15
V. - How cities or principalities which lived under their own laws should be administered after being conqueredp. 18
VI. - New principalities acquired by one's own arms and prowessp. 19
VII. - New principalities acquired with the help of fortune and foreign armsp. 22
VIII. - Those who come to power by crimep. 28
IX. - The constitutional principalityp. 32
X. - How the strength of every principality should be measuredp. 35
XI. - Ecclesiastical principalitiesp. 37
XII. - Military organization and mercenary troopsp. 40
XIII. - Auxiliary, composite, and native troopsp. 44
XIV. - How a prince should organize his militiap. 47
XV. - The things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamedp. 50
XVI. - Generosity and parsimonyp. 51
XVII. - Cruelty and compassion; and whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reversep. 53
XVIII. - How princes should honour their wordp. 56
XIX. - The need to avoid contempt and hatredp. 58
XX. - Whether fortresses and many of the other present-day expedients to which princes have recourse are useful or notp. 67
XXI. - How a prince must act to win honourp. 71
XXII. - A prince's personal staffp. 74
XXIII. - How flatterers must be shunnedp. 75
XXIV. - Why the Italian princes have lost their statesp. 77
XXV - How far human affairs are governed by fortune, and how fortune can be opposedp. 79
XXVI. - Exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbariansp. 82
Glossary of Proper Namesp. 86
Notesp. 98


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